Mobilising Mobility: Like two peas in a pod - Digital Twins for urban planning
Cities are on the lookout for innovative clean freight solutions. The rise of an on-demand economy and the “uberisation” of urban logistics together with the mission of becoming climate-neutral paves the way for innovative solutions.
This is where Digital Twins come in: this is a digital replica of a complex real-world urban environment and represents different processes, actors and their interaction(s).
In addition to setting the context and bringing clarity to this complex concept, this webinar showcased trailblazing initiatives that are evidence of its potential for more sustainable urban mobility planning. The webinar was promoted by LEAD, an H2020 project, that will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities to support experimentation and decision-making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.
This webinar was moderated by Giacomo Lozzi.
Featured speakers included:
- Andrea Halmos (DG Connect, European Commission)
- Irene Blázquez Jimenez (LEAD, EMT Madrid)
- Roland van der Heijden (City of Rotterdam)
The webinar was a Polis initiative in cooperation with the LEAD project.
View the recording here
LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities. This will support experimentation and decision-making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting. Innovative solutions for city logistics will be represented by a set of value case scenarios, that address the requirements of the on-demand economy while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders. Evidence-proven value cases and associated logistics solutions will be delivered in the form of exploitable Digital Twins (TRL-7), incorporating the models that support adaptation to different contexts and that provide incentives for PPPs. The long-term vision of LEAD is to design an Open PI-inspired framework for Smart City Logistics that incorporates the Digital Twins created in the project, thus setting the foundations for the development of large-scale city Digital Twins. Several Living Labs will be established in LEAD, including Madrid, The Hague, Budapest, Lyon, Oslo and Porto.